63 acres in Groton, CT
Parking: Shoulder parking near 248 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT
Trail Map Trails: Unknown Rating: Unexplored
This is a partial/incomplete listing as I have not yet explored Sheep Farm.
Preserved in 2010. The Groton Open Space Association received the Excellence in Land Conservation Award: Outstanding Land Acquisition Effort from the Connecticut Land Conservation Council in 2011. From the GOSA site:
This property had been in continuous use as a farm since the 18th century and well into the 1990’s. The Groton Town owned Jabez Smith House Museum nearby on Route 117 and the Sheep Farm were once part of the same property. Samuel Edgecomb, Jr., purchased the land and the active grist mill in the 1750’s. Many of the early 18th-century farm features are well preserved including a grist mill dam, the mills’ water control foundation, a second mill site, and water controlled channel through a narrow rock gorge. The activities of an early owner, Samuel Edgecomb, are mentioned frequently in the historic Hempstead Diaries.
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